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Old 01-07-2012, 02:57 PM   #71
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GPS hookup to a switched lead under the cowling?

I discovered that hooking the Nuvi 550 directly to the battery will run the battery down if one does not keep it on a maintainer. That is because the "hot-fix" feature of the 550 requires a slight but continual power supply to avoid a complete reboot and re-acquisition of satellites the next time the unit is turned on.

So, the options are (1) wire to a switched source, or (2) remove the GPS from the bike each time I get home.

I would just as soon wire to a switched lead.

What suggestions can any of you offer for hooking into a switched lead under the headlight cowling?

Thanks in advance,
Rick
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